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Government Auctions: Low-Cost Lowdown

The FTC and various state governments have issued warnings about companies such as Consumer Information Services and National Data Service, which promised their customers the possibility of purchasing seized automobiles for as little as $100. The FTC describes these fraudulent practices in Auction Guide: Not So Hot Properties.

Warnings and complaints have been issued by:

There's no need to buy expensive guides to government auctions, because the following sites offer this information at no charge:

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Updated August 19, 2001